Toyota Raize

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Toyota's new small crossover based on the new Daihatsu Rocky./

Leaked! New Toyota Raize small crossover shows its face a bit early

The first images of the new Toyota Raize have hit the internet ahead of the official reveal of the Japanese firm’s small crossover.

Set to slot in below the RAV4, Rush and C-HR, the new Raize is clearly based on the fresh-faced Daihatsu Rocky and thus rides on Toyota’s latest DNGA platform for emerging markets.

Daihatsu, of course, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota, with the two firms having shared platforms before (the Rush, for example, is based on the latest Terios).

While Toyota has yet to release official details, it’s worth noting the Rocky measures 3 995 mm long, 1 620 mm wide and 1 695 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2 525 mm. Expect the Raize’s measurements to be virtually identical (which would see it competing against the likes of Hyundai's Venue).

According to Autocar India, the Raize will be offered in both front- and all-wheel-drive guise, with power coming from a turbocharged 1,0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine. Expect transmission choices to include a six-speed manual and a CVT.

Toyota is scheduled to fully reveal the Raize in the first week of November 2019.


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eg2505

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might be popular, like a Daihatshu Terios.
and those sold very well.
 

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I actually REAALLY want one of these small SUV types.. i was sold with the Havaal h2. so it keeps getting better..
Maybe one day
 

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Toyota Raize Leaked

This is the Toyota Raize, a compact SUV which is scheduled for a reveal before the end of the year. However, thanks to some leaks, we can get a closer look.

First reported by Autocar India, the Toyota Raize shares mechanical and visual componentry with the Daihatsu Rocky compact SUV which was revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show recently.

The Raize looks smart and upmarket, so kudos to the designers there. We can see LED daytime running lights and a bold front end, not too dissimilar to that of other Toyota compact SUVs.

Autocar India reported the Raize rides on 17-inch wheels and will boast a long list of accessories, as well as a TRD package. In terms of dimensions, the Daihatsu Rock is almost 4 metres long, 1.7 m high and 1.6 m wide, with a wheelbase of 2.5 m and we expect the TNGA platform or a variation of such to underpin the vehicle.

 

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It's looks don't do it for me, but it's a Toyota and it's a small SUV so it will sell well.
 

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CVT...kill that thing off, Japan.
The real reason why you don’t like CVT transmissions is deeper than you think - Digital Trends

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Cognitive dissonance is a mental discomfort caused by holding opposing ideas simultaneously within your mind’s eye.

For instance, considering yourself an honest person while telling a lie, or saying you enjoy both good music and Post Malone. The uncomfortable feeling is your mind’s struggle with conflicting ideas, beliefs, or sensory inputs.

The concept of cognitive dissonance, a longtime resident in my bruised and battered brain, re-occurred to me recently as I drove a Honda Clarity that featured a CVT or Continuously Variable Transmission.

For the initiated, this is a transmission without gears, personality, or any concern for the driver’s mental well-being.

The most common CVTs work in such a way to maximize efficiency and gas mileage by keeping the engine in its performance sweet spot – keeping the engine parts spinning at speed that produces good power without too many wasted revs – by using an adjustable belt to create an infinite number of gears.

Forget 1st and 2nd gear and embrace 1.4th gear and 4.7th and anything in between.

Because CVTs are constantly attempting to maximize efficiency, they often act in ways that are unintuitive and even contradictory to a driver’s expectations and behavior.

Where all drivers — manual and automatic — are used to the stepwise behavior of revving up an engine until a gear change drops the RPMs, then revving up again,

CVTs will maintain and change RPMs regardless of what you are doing with the gas pedal.

It is beyond unnerving to be attempting to pass a truck on a highway and have the CVT acting in unexpected ways. Now to be clear, the acceleration you desire still occurs in a CVT car.

You get the speed you were asking for. But you will also receive sensory inputs in the form of sound and a swinging tachometer needle that fly in the face of what you are asking for with your right foot.

It is this cognitive dissonance that is at the heart of why people do not like CVTs and hybrid cars in general.

Without predictable behavior, most drivers feel alienated from their control of the vehicle, thus losing confidence.

Many people falsely associate this strange transmission behavior to the hybrid system and come away with negative feelings to all hybrid vehicles.

This is a shame, because hybrid technology is both wholly distinct from the transmission, and also very helpful toward our societal goal of using less fossil fuels.
 

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Toyota's Little Brother To The RAV4 Has A Funny Name

It’s not supposed to be shown until its reveal in Japan next month, but that leaky, leaky internet has dripped out pictures of Toyota’s new Daihatsu Rocky-based small SUV, the 2020 Toyota Raize. It’s based on Daihatsu’s version of Toyota’s modular platform (DNGA instead of TNGA and I bet you can figure out what the initials mean) and, being small but useful, it’s not going to be sold here in America.

The name “Raize” is also the Latvian word for worries or concerns, though I suspect that’s not what Toyota’s brand people had in mind.

The little SUV is very close to the Daihatsu Rocky just shown at the Tokyo Motor Show, and appears to share almost all body panels save for the front and rear fascias, lights, and other easily-swapped styling details.

 

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Sure, but the Rush seems rare. As does the C-HR. Not sure what is going on.
That's a good point. Now that you mention it; those two models aren't as popular as I would have imagined. So I withdraw my point, will just have to wait and see.
 

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Should you put your family or money into something that will become the next taxi? Just look at the Avanza.
 
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